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April 5, 2017

That the boy who cried wolf, would be president one day?



The tale concerns a shepherd boy who repeatedly tricks nearby villagers into thinking wolves are attacking his flock. When one actually does appear and the boy again calls for help, the villagers believe that it is another false alarm and the sheep are eaten by the wolf. In later English-language poetic versions of the fable, the wolf also eats the boy.

This happens in Fables for five year olds (1830) by John Hookham Frere,[4] in William Ellery Leonard‘s Aesop & Hyssop (1912),[5]and in his interpretation of Aesop’s Fables (1965) by Louis Untermeyer.[6]

The moral stated at the end of the Greek version is, “this shows how liars are rewarded: even if they tell the truth, no one believes them”. It echoes a statement attributed to Aristotle by Diogenes Laërtius in his The Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers, where the sage was asked what those who tell lies gain by it and he answered “that when they speak truth they are not believed”.[7] William Caxton similarly closes his version with the remark that “men bileve not lyghtly hym whiche is knowen for a lyer”.[8]


Just for fun.


The tale concerns a priveleged boy who repeatedly tricks American voters into thinking ex Presidents were wiretapping his tower.

When no proof actually appears and the Petulant of the US, again retweets misinformation to distract, some villagers believe it is true regardless that it is another false alarm and those sheeple are eaten by the wolf.


He’s not a wolf in sheep’s clothing, rather a sheep in wolf’s clothing. Desperate for attention, tough exterior, internally wanting to be loved.

From → humor, Paradox, Quotes, random

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